Olivia Stewart has everything a girl wants; money to buy gowns in the latest fashion, friends that invite her to their extravagant balls, galas, social events, and family that needs for nothing. But being part of America's Four Hundred in 1910 and heiress to an empire of old titles and old money mean nothing when that wealth disappears - along with the lifestyle that money brings.
Olivia's sister, Eleanor is engaged to be married to one of the country's newly rich Harrison Bennett. But when Eleanor dies under mysterious circumstances, it is up to Olivia to take her place as Harrison's bride. Under her English title of Lady Devonworth, Olivia travels to Mercy Falls, California to investigate her sister's death. When she arrives, she discovers that Harrison Bennett is not who he seems to be, and that Eleanor did not die by accident. Will she be able to salvage what is left of her family's money by marrying Harrison? Or will her desire for more than never-ending parties and wealth keep her from going where her heart leads?
Olivia finds herself in the situation we all find ourselves in - discontent with our lives. This final installment to the Mercy Falls trilogy was a very satisfying read with just the right amount of mystery, excitement and historical details. I really enjoyed the plot of The Lightkeeper's Ball, and the characters were either at peace or against one another. The ending caught me by surprise, and it was a page turner the entire ride.
I enjoyed reading about the historical perspective of aeroplanes, Halley's Comet, and the female role in high society. The internal struggles of the main characters to adhere to those views while being true to themselves created a good venue for conflict and an adventurous avenue for unity and love.
Olivia Stewart is a heiress , among the wealthiest, but they are running out of money, so it is up to her to marry well. She finds out her sister died and she is suspicious of the circumstances. So she uses another name and sets out to find out what happened. She becomes attracted to Harrison, her sister's fiancee, but can he be trusted. And he has a dislike for the Stewart family. Will he love her when he finds out who she really is? This was a really good book, suspenseful and kept me guessing till the end.
I received this complimentary copy of this book from booksneeze in exchange for my honest review.